SurCode SurCode for Dolby E Master Suite

SurCode for Dolby E Master Suite

SurCode for Dolby E Master Suite

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Product Highlights

  • For Dolby E
  • SEEI Encoder & SEDI Decoder
  • Includes 7 Pieces of Software
  • For Pro Tools, Symphony, Media Composer
  • Final Cut Pro, VST
  • SurCode Encoder/Decoder & Stream Player
  • Media Meter 2, Media Emulator
  • SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Requires iLok
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The SurCode for Dolby E Master Suite from Minnetonka is a fully licensed and certified SEEI encoder and SEDI decoder software bundle for Pro Tools, Symphony, Media Composer, Final Cut Pro Export Plug-in, and VST formats. It includes SurCode for Dolby E Encoder, SurCode for Dolby E Decoder, SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player, Dolby Media Meter 2, Dolby Media Emulator, SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II, and Audio Tools AWE Audio Workflow Engine.

Please note: This product is an electronic download and requires an iLok for its license.

  • SurCode for Dolby E Encoder - Plug-In Encoder

    SurCode for Dolby E Encoder from Minnetonka is a fully licensed and certified file-based software plug-in encoder for Dolby E, for use with Pro Tools and VST compliant applications. The plug-in encodes Dolby E files from discrete PCM files, and is the perfect way to integrate Dolby E into existing workflows on different audio workstations, in different studios, and in various formats.

    The Dolby E Encoder provides encoding of up to 8 channels of audio, with a variety of user selectable program configurations. These range from 5.1 and stereo, to 4 independent stereo or 8 mono channels. It also includes full input of Dolby E and program metadata, all via a simple user interface.

    When used with Pro Tools, the plug-in appears in the AudioSuite menu and will encode audio in sync with the Pro Tools timeline. Encoding is as simple as selecting a file or part of a file, going to the AudioSuite menu and selecting the encoder, entering the required metadata, and hitting encode.

    Note: iLok required if one is not already on the system.

    • Pro Tools AudioSuite plug-in for both Mac and Windows based systems
    • VST plug-in for Mac and Windows based systems
    • Faster than real-time encoding
    • Writes Dolby E WAV (two-mono or stereo) files and supports all Dolby metadata
    • Full Metadata management
    • Input frame rates - 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps
    • Supports all Dolby E encoder program configurations including 5.1 + 2
    • Dolby E bit depth 20- or 16-bit
    • Flexible channel routing, per-program configuration
    • Display and update Dolby E and per-program metadata
    • Uses plug-in templates as presets
    • DBMD import - browse or drag and drop DBMD WAV
    • XML import - browse or drag and drop XML file
    New in Version 1.6
    • Added Frame Offset control - no offset, +/-1 frame, +/-2 frames
    • Fixed VST Windows keystroke support (for entering Program Description Text)
    • Added option to allow the host selection start sample (and/or the session start in AudioSuite) to be the Dolby E Timecode start time
    • VST pre-roll negative sample number fix
    • Frame Offset is recorded in the Coding History section of the BWF bext chunk in accordance with EBU technical recommendation R98-1999
    • AudioSuite encode with region button text changed
    • Serial port metadata input now supported
    • Timecode Enable setting now correctly stored in saved sessions or settings files
  • SurCode for Dolby E Decoder - Plug-In Decoder

    SurCode for Dolby E Decoder from Minnetonka is a plug-in that offers the unique ability to decode Dolby E files back to discrete PCM data in a convenient software plug-in format. The plug-in is the perfect way to integrate Dolby E into existing workflows on different audio workstations, in different studios and in various formats.

    The Dolby E decoder plug-in appears in the insert chain on a Pro Tools channel strip with all other RTAS plug-ins, and will decode the audio in sync with the Pro Tools timeline. This method is far more time conserving than using external hardware. It's as simple as dropping the decoder into your Pro Tools mixer and selecting a Dolby E file. In a single pass, you can decode all 8 channels of a Dolby E stream.

    As a complete standalone solution, AudioTools AWE offers unparalleled flexibility with a streamlined workflow that can decode one, hundreds, or even thousands of Dolby E Files in one pass. Dropping a file into the "Hot Folder" will instantly decode the file, and allow for processing through a choice of AWE or VST plug-ins, or external processors, and could even re-encode to Dolby Digital automatically.

    While the Pro Tools plug-in allows integrated access to Dolby E files, the AudioTools AWE plug-in has been designed to offload and automate workflow from the DAW.

    Note: iLok required if one is not present on the system.

    • Use the decoder as a real-time Dolby E stream player for quality control
    • Input file - Dolby E, DDE or WAV file format
    • Input frame rates -30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976 fps
    • Up to 8 output channels, with individual channel mute/solo enabled, and with easy bounce-to-disk
    • Peak and RMS metering
    • Supports all Dolby E program configurations
    • Dolby E bit depth - 24-, 20- or 16-bit
    • Flexible channel routing, with per-program configuration
    • Supports and displays Dolby E Metadata
    • Synchronizing with the host time line allow the decoded files to stay in sync
    New in Version 1.6
    • New channel routing preset control
    • Serial port metadata output
    • Automatically audition Dolby E programs without having to reconfigure your I/O
    • Decode from track and decode from live input feature for ProTools, Pyramix and Nuendo
    • Automatically convert a Pro Tools channel from stereo to 5.1 or 7.1 format
    • Auto-detect Dolby E input channels when decoding from a track or live input
    • View Decode errors as they occur in real-time
  • SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player - Plug-In Decoder

    The SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player from Minnetonka is a plug-in that delivers real-time decoding capability for all of the post-production participants, even when they are only equipped for stereo. The plug-in automatically decodes Dolby E and performs a real-time downmix to stereo using Dolby E metadata parameters.

    As a complement to a complete Dolby E workflow, or a low cost quality control solution for the production chain, the player easily integrates the Dolby E format into existing workflows across platforms and applications, providing more choice for video post production professionals.

    The plug-in is a problem solver for broadcasters, contractors, second units, location crews and anyone who needs to incorporate Dolby E into their workflow without the bulk and expense of full surround.

    Supported Platforms and Formats:

    • Media Composer 5 (Mac/Windows)
    • Pro Tools RTAS (Mac/Windows)
    • VST (Mac/Windows)
    • AudioTools AWE (Mac)

    Note: iLok required if one is not present on the system.

    Real-time decoding of a Dolby E file and Dolby E live input stream (host dependent)
    Real-time downmixing of 5.1 to stereo
    Downmix parameters taken directly from Dolby E metadata for a true emulation
    Real-time program selection during playback
    Adjustable downmix headroom control
    Full Dolby E metadata display
    Export metadata to XML or text file
    RTAS (Media Composer and Pro Tools), VST (Nuendo, Pyramix, Fairlight and Sequoia), Audio Units, Final Cut Pro, and AudioTools AWE
  • Dolby Media Meter 2

    The Minnetonka Audio Dolby Media Meter 2 Software is designed to measure loudness in program material for media, broadcast, cinema trailers, games, and VOD. Industry standards require that the audio levels of program material fall within defined ranges, which in turn requires tools that can accurately measure loudness. The software is adapted from the Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer and complies with ITU-R BS.1770 and EBU R-128 loudness measurement specifications.

    The software includes a dialogue intelligence feature which automatically detects speech in audio and measures loudness where dialogue occurs. You can also select different ways of measuring loudness depending upon the application, such as true peak, Leq(A), and Leq(m) for commercials and movie trailers. The software features real-time graphing, level meters, a user-selectable peak limiter, and warning settings for when loudness exceeds a user-defined threshold.

    The software runs as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows and as a plug-in with Pro Tools AudioSuite, Pro Tools RTAS, VST, and AU on Mac. All of these versions of the software can generate a log file for the loudness measurements. The stand-alone version can process audio faster than real-time depending upon hardware requirements, which is useful when mastering optical media and in broadcast, production, and postproduction quality control applications. As a plug-in, the software can simultaneously display long-term and short-term loudness levels while mixing. The software supports Dolby E, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and PCM file formats.

  • Dolby Media Emulator for Metadata Authoring

    The Dolby Media Emulator from Minnetonka is an RTAS and VST compatible plug-in that provides real-time emulation of multiple Dolby broadcast formats and metadata authoring. It can emulate Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, and HE-AAC. The plug-in also allows you to determine and set dialog normalization. Its loudness meter supports ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-2 as well as EBU R128.

    Please note: This product is an electronic download and requires an iLok for its license.

    Mastering, Metadata Authoring, & Broadcasting
    You can configure and control the monitoring environment and evaluate metadata parameters for postproduction, DVD and DTV facilities that master, author, or broadcast program material with Dolby surround sound audio. Dolby Media Emulator runs as an Avid RTAS plug-in, and as a VST plug-in for popular programs such as Nuendo, Pyramix and Sequoia
    Capabilities
    • Monitor in real time exactly what your customer ultimately hears
    • Evaluate metadata that has been created throughout the production, postproduction, and distribution process
    • Determine the dialogue normalization (dialnorm) value using Loudness algorithm with the included meter
    • Decode using the Dolby Pro Logic II family of matrix surround sound technologies to allow proper monitoring of Lt/Rt sources and downmixes from all other sources
  • SurCode Dolby Pro Logic II v2.4 - Encoding Software

    SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II v2.4 from Minnetonka is a software matrix encoder that allows broadcasters, game developers, video producers and audio professionals to easily encode 5.1 surround mixes into stereo sound files. Surround ambiences, sound effects and music stems can all be pre-encoded for delivery within stereo cues, resulting in the mix being completely stereo-compatible. The package contains the standalone version, the RTAS and VST versions, all cross-platform and available via a single iLok license

    The software converts 5.1 surround sound files to the Dolby Pro Logic II format by matrix-encoding the Center, Surround and LFE tracks into the Left/Right tracks. The resulting Lt/Rt tracks (Left total/Right total) contain the matrix-encoded 5.1 surround sound files. These tracks can then be distributed and played in stereo, and also decoded by a Dolby Surround/Pro Logic/Pro Logic II decoder and played back in surround.

    With this all-in-one installer, users can choose when and how to use SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II, providing a powerful multi-platform deployment at no additional charge. For example, the very same license of SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II on Pro Tools will authorize both the standalone product, on Mac and Windows, along with instances on any VST host.

    Note: Requires iLok if one is not already on the system.

    Dolby Pro Logic II encoding software for distributing encoded surround mixes or elements within an existing stereo transmission medium, whether broadcast, cable, games, CD, DVD, or videotape
    Fully certified and licensed encoder and decoder by Dolby Laboratories that allows for use of the Dolby logos and trademarks on content produced with this plug-in or application
    Contains the standalone version, along with the RTAS and VST plug-in versions, with all available under either Mac OS X or Windows
    Accepts up to 6 master surround sound files in either WAV or AIFF format
    Outputs an Lt/Rt.WAV file that can be used in any stereo transmission medium
    Contains a decoder, essential for properly setting the encode parameters
    The encoder/decoder can work in real-time, enabling the user to monitor the results of encoder option changes while making them
    Surround sound encoded output is completely backwards compatible with non-decoded stereo playback
    Audio files encoded by Surcode for Dolby Pro Logic II are fully compatible with all branded Dolby Surround, Pro Logic and Pro Logic II decoders, either in software or hardware format
    Activation of all versions available via a single iLok license
  • AudioTools AWE - Automated File Processing Utility

    AudioTools AWE from Minnetoka is a complete automated file processing software utility for digital audio. Files can be post-processed or repurposed quickly and easily, in a completely predefined way. With well over 20 different signal and file processing functions, the software allows audio professionals to specify end-to-end file handling, and a DSP chain of actions, that can be run in an unattended fashion.

    The software's ability to execute automated processing significantly reduces an engineer's need to perform repetitive tasks. Using the Output Sets feature, a single interleaved source file can be de-interleaved, processed through a complex DSP chain (including VST plug-ins), and then delivered as multiple output files, in multiple formats simultaneously, including AIFF, AC-3, AU, MP3, SDII, W64 and WAV.

    With certified support for key entertainment audio technologies, including Dolby Digital, Dolby E, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Media Meter, AWE is an indispensable application for any audio post facility.

    Note: This product requires an iLok if one is not already present on the system.

    Processing
    • Ultra-high-quality 64-bit sample rate converters
    • Fade in, fade out, normalize, gain, concatenate, and more
    • Sound file format conversion, bit-depth conversion
    • Multi-channel surround
    • VST plug-in support
    • Apply any number of processors in any order
    • Create multiple file output types from a single source file
    • Optional plug-ins include Dolby Digital, time/pitch, mastering EQ, and more
    Hot Folder
    • Automatically processes any new input sound file immediately
    • Submit folders of input sound files
    • Surround sound as interleaved files or multi-channel mono
    • Auto-loading of multi-channel mono files
    • File name modifiers
    • Add date, time, or custom text
    • Output can copy folder structure of input
    Monitoring
    • Monitor input sound files
    • Monitor output sound files
    • Monitor processors in real time, and adjust parameters
    • Cue monitor to anywhere in the sound file
    • Time display in many formats including Timecode
    • Looping
    • Multi-channel level metering
    Save Now, Recall Later
    • Save jobs, recall them later
    • Save processor chains, recall them later
    • Save settings of individual processors, recall them later
    • Save collections of Jobs, submit them all later in a single step
    • Set up a Job, email it to run in another facility
    Processing Functions
    Editing

    • Trim
    • Concatenate
    • Gain Change
    • Normalize
    • Insert Silence
    • Fade
    • Crossfade

    Format Conversion

    • Variable SRC
    • Bit depth
    • Mono/stereo/multi-channel
    • Channel assignment
    • WAV/BWF/AIFF/SD II/AU/MP3
    • Multiple output support from a single job
    • Hot Folder support

    VST Plug-In Interface

    • VST 2.4
    • Re-order processing chain
    • Save and reload job chains

    External I/O Interface

    • Core Audio
    • Device I/O plug-in
    • Latency compensation adjustment
  • SurCode for Dolby E Encoder - Plug-In Encoder
    System Requirements Pro Tools 7.4 or higher AudioSuite plug-in under Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista
    Qualified VST 2.4 surround host under Mac OS 10.4 or higher or Windows XP/ Vista
    Pace iLok USB Smart Key (not included)
    Internet access for plug-in authorization
  • SurCode for Dolby E Decoder - Plug-In Decoder
    System Requirements Pro Tools RTAS plug-in running Pro Tools 7.4 HD or higher under Mac OS X, Windows XP or Vista
    Pro Tools 8 HD or PT 8 LE with Complete Production Toolkit under Mac OS X, Windows XP or Vista
    Qualified VST 2.4 surround-capable host
    Minnetonka AudioTools AWE
    Pace iLok USB Smart Key (not included)
    Internet access for plug-in authorization
  • SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player - Plug-In Decoder
    System Requirements Mac OS X, Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit): Media Composer 5 or Pro Tools RTAS plug-in running Pro Tools 7.4 HD or higher
    Mac OS X: Media Composer 5 or PT 8 HD or PT 8 LE
    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit): qualified VST 2.4 host
    Pace iLok USB Smart Key (not included)
    Internet access for plug-in authorization
  • Dolby Media Meter 2
    System Requirements iLok USB Smart Key & www.ilok.com account

    2 GHz processor, multi-core or multiprocessor CPU recommended
    2 GB RAM minimum
    100 MB free disk space required for installation
    Apple Mac running Mac OS 10.5.6, 10.6.7, 10.6.8 or 10.7
    Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Win 7

    Avid - [buffer size ≥ 512 samples]

    Pro Tools 10.1
    Pro Tools HD 7.4, 8.1 and 9.0.6
    Pro Tools LE 8.0.4
    Pro Tools MP 9.0.5
    NewsCutter ≥ 10, Media Composer & Symphony ≥ 6 VST

    Qualified 32-bit VST 2.4 surround-capable host; Nuendo ≥ 4, Sequoia 11 & 12, Pyramix 7.1
  • Dolby Media Emulator for Metadata Authoring
    System Requirements Windows:
    CPU: 2 GHz processor, multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended
    RAM: 2 GB minimum
    Hard Drive Space: 100 MB free
    OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7

    Mac
    CPU: 2 GHz processor, multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended
    RAM: 2 GB minimum
    Hard Drive Space: 100 MB free
    OS: OS X 10.5.6, 10.6.7-8, or 10.7
    Compatibility Avid:
    Pro Tools HD 7.4, 8.1, 9.0.5, and 10
    Pro Tools LE 8.0.4 and MP 9.0.5 (buffer size ≥ 512 samples)
    NewsCutter ≥10, Media Composer & Symphony ≥6

    VST:
    Qualified VST 2.4 surround-capable host; Nuendo ≥4, Sequoia 11 & 12, Pyramix 7.1
  • SurCode Dolby Pro Logic II v2.4 - Encoding Software
    System Requirements For standalone operation, computer running under Mac OS X, Windows XP or Vista
    For plug-in operation, DAW system running under Mac OS X, Windows XP or Vista with host software that supports RTAS or VST plug-in formats
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.0"
  • AudioTools AWE - Automated File Processing Utility
    System Requirements G4 1GHz or faster
    OS X 10.4 or 10.5
    256MB RAM
    40MB free hard drive space
    Audio I/O with Core Audio driver
    DVD drive for installation

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